Description: In this debate of the Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1982, Victor Palmieri speaks for the act and Richard Rainey against. The debate follows this format: Palmieri speaks for 10 minutes, then Rainey for 10 minutes, followed by 4 minutes for rebuttal by each speaker, then questions from the floor are entertained. Palmieri, an ambassador at large, was US coordinator for Refugee Affairs in 1980; he lead the campaign to enact the Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1982. Rainey was sheriff of Contra Costa County, California, in 1982.
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